Expert Forum: The Future of Trees

Date: 
09.21.17 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: 
The Water Conservation Garden
12122 Cuyamaca College Dr. West
El Cajon, CA 92019
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Event Description: 

Learn about the benefits of well-selected trees and the challenges to their survival in our general area. Considerations will range from California forests and civic plantings to your own back yard.  Among the phenomena under consideration are our changing climate, recurrent drought conditions, choosing the right location for maximum advantages, and coping with invasive pests and problems with aging trees. There will be time for the audience to participate with questions and a tour to sample the variety of trees, including natives, that are succeeding in the Water Conservation Garden.

Refreshments at 5pm, panel starts at 5:30pm, followed by a tree tour of The Garden.

$10 per person, Garden members and students (with valid ID) FREE.  Pre-event registration recommended.

Panelists are:

Leah Rottke: Faculty Member in the Department of Ornamental Horticulture, Cuyamaca College and has served as Area Forester for San Diego Gas & Electric Co., Consultant for Western Environmental Consultants, Inc; and Volunteer Arborist for Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

Ron Matranga, Board Certified Master Arborist, Registered Consulting Arborist, and Residential and Light Commercial Account Representative for Atlas Tree Services

Clayton Tschudy, Former Director of Horticulture and Exhibits, Water Conservation Garden, and owner of Tschudy Ecological Designs. He is working on a book on Habit Garden design